Mellow Yellow
Aircraft: Vans RV7
Hi, I’m Rob, a builder from Esperance. I have been flying for about 19 years. My first plane was a Cessna 172 and in 2009 my home built RV7, WOB took to the skies. I participated in the 2012 Outback Air Race with Pete Vermeersch and the 2015 event with Chook Henderson, both of which was a great experiences and I’m looking forward to competing again in the 2018 race with Chook. The Outback Air Race is an amazing event with terrific people for a fantastic cause! When I’m not flying I enjoy sailing Flying Fifteens and riding motorcycles.
Hi, I’m Chook, an ex-cocky from Esperance WA and I have known Rob since I moved to town and joined the local fire brigade with him. After leaving our Scaddan farm I got a job at the local high school farm where I run the workshop and teach kids how to weld, build fences and gates and do general mechanical repairs. My interests have broadened since living in town and I have really embraced the challenge of land sailing, building my own land yachts. As for flying, I got my license in 1988. Apart from short forays around Esperance, Rob and I have flown to Coral Bay, enjoyed a trip to Avalon a few years ago and competing in the 2015 event together.